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The Man Who Killed Nigeria’s Only Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa

Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna was a Nigerian army major and high jumper. He was the first Black African to win a gold medal at an international sports event when he won at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Sir Abubakar Tafawa was assassinated by Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna, a Nigerian Army officer in a coup which toppled Nigeria’s post-independence government. He was still serving as the Prime Minister of Nigeria at the time.

The 1966 Nigerian coup d’etat began on January 15, 1966, when some Nigerian soldiers led by Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed many politicians, including the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa; Alhaji Ahmadu Bello; and Chief Ladoke AkintolaRead The Full News Here➡️➡️ Tap Here And Continue Reading For M0RE Details Don’t Forget to Share

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